WooHoo: Ultimate Mac Hack for The Sims 2

July 7, 2006

WooHoo is Contribution-Ware

Filed under: WooHoo Project — masteralphonso @ 5:55 am

Contribution-ware is my concept. It was borne of a need to develop a high quality Mac tool for The Sims 2 quickly and cheaply.

It means everyone gets to help to make Woohoo grow and evolve. This is our project. I am managing the project but it is all of ours. We will make it successful or not through our collective contributions. My job is to organize everybody’s contributions into a cohesive project.

My priorities

powerful and easy to use tool for all Users level of expertise
A very useful Web Site
listen to suggestions and make them reality.

How to contribute

Writing the app…
My contribution is I am working full time on the WooHoo application since April 2006. Without the app there is no project and it is my field of expertise. smid has also contributed really nice icons and other graphics to WooHoo.

Building the site…
smid is contributing by building this site. smid is very talented artistically and is good with XHTML. If anyone is good with WorpPress, php or mysql smid could use help in that area.

Bug reports…
Our project also needs Contributors who will make bug reports. You can be assured I will act on bug reports immediately. If I happen to forget (not likely) please remind me.

Ideas for Improving WooHoo…
Our project also needs Contributors who will suggest improvements. I not talking about new feature requests. I mean improvements in how the existing features work. Improving existing features is usually pretty easy. And, most suggestions are incorporated into WooHoo, sooner than later.

Experienced modders…
Our project also needs experienced modders who already know how to mod the game. I have almost no practical knowledge of how to modify the game. So, I have to rely on experienced modders to clue me in a little.

Unfortunately, most experienced modders are already using Windows and they probably don’t care much about a Mac app. If you are an experienced modder and care about a Mac app your contributions to this project are needed.

New feature requests…
This is the easiest part but still essential. We need to know what people want the most so I can give those features more priority. Then you get a more powerful app faster with the new features you want most. (And it works I can say I got most if not all of my request. smid)

Other ways you can help…

contribute to the site’s content.
There are several categories you can create content for. Or, suggest a new category you want to support. A great website will help make WooHoo a great application.

Link away! WooHoo has to be marketed.
There are thousands of Mac game sites and Sims 2 sites. The more of those sites that have articles and links the more users will be attracted to check out the WooHoo site. We do not advertise, so this is really important to attract more contributors.

And last but not least, cash contributions.
Monetary contributions are not required, but they will help this project a lot. WooHoo will always be free.

I have only two things that I must insist on:
1) Everyone will be compensated for their contributions.
2) Everyone gets WooHoo.

Tell us what you want from the WooHoo project!




  1. Wow now this is a really nice site!! Keep up the good work!!

    I have read on the welcome page that you have to send Woohoo via email. Can you send me a copy? Moreover, if you have problem putting woohoo on your server you can use my .mac account, is not very fast but better than nothing :-). Let me know!!

    About the post: I agree with every single word you have said.

    Comment by Andrea Turriziani — July 9, 2006 @ 7:54 am | Reply

  2. thank you.

    i’m sure MA will see to contact you about woohoo. so far it’s not on the site because we’re still trying to implement a few things and well being hosted by WordPress has changed most of our plan… *roll eyes* we are trying to work within the limitation and most of the time i get to say: «nope, not doable…» hopefully we will have work out a solution in the coming week/weeks.

    i thank you for your kind offer.

    Comment by smid — July 9, 2006 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

  3. Sure, Andrea. Thanks for your interest and being the first on the new site to request a copy. I am getting a demo ready as we speak. Should be ready in a few days and I’ll get it to you as soon as it is ready.


    p.s. smid thanks for the editing.

    Comment by masteralphonso — July 10, 2006 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  4. Thanks a lot for your answers. Hope to try a copy very soon!!! 🙂

    Comment by Andrea Turriziani — July 11, 2006 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  5. I’m ok with php and mysql I can do the basics, so if you want some help just send me a line.

    Comment by bloodvial — August 29, 2006 @ 6:51 am | Reply

  6. I’m writing again to request a copy of WooHoo….I’ll be happy to contribute any way I can. If you look at my website, meanreds.com, you’ll see a link to Persimmon Grove http://meanreds.reikibaby.com/persimmongrove/Avocado/Contact.html, which was such a great Sims 1 site that I gave the owner her own piece of my server/domain (just to be helpful and keep it up). I can’t afford to donate $$ right now since I’m now a single mom, but I will be happy to give feedback and help in any way you can think of. Thanks!!! (another email is osoATmeanredsDOTcom, or osoATreikibabyDOTcom)

    Comment by Samantha — October 3, 2006 @ 11:57 pm | Reply

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